FAO in Afghanistan

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24 January 2023
The livestock sector in Afghanistan has suffered immensely from a shortage of quality animal feed during the few decades of conflict, preventing most Afghan smallholder livestock farmers from realizing their full potential. In particular, crop failure and fodder shortage, especially in the winter season, has been a major limiting factor...
05 January 2023
Afghanistan’s rural employment opportunities have declined sharply due to the ongoing economic recession. However, there’s a glimmer of hope from saffron cultivation and goat rearing. Fatima, a 36-year-old from Kushk-e-Rubat Sangi district in Herat Province, who is also the head of the household, was encouraged to cultivate saffron after she learned...
12 December 2022
12/12/2022: Kabul – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has today received notice of additional funding of  more than USD 1.85 million from the Government of Japan to improve access and availability of nutritious food for vulnerable and food-insecure smallholder households in Afghanistan as well as...
26 October 2022
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) delegation headed by Richard Trenchard, FAO Representative in Afghanistan on 21 September 2022 inaugurated the distribution of animal feed, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) grant, in Faizabad district of Badakhshan. Around 100 livestock-keeping households were provided with 200 kg...
16 October 2022
16 October 2022, Kabul-Afghanistan: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today globally marks World Food Day (WFD) with the theme ‘leave no one behind’ to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger as well as for the need to ensure healthy diets for...
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